Robyn Pickerill, CEO of the Franchise Association of New Zealand
is thrilled to be representing this year's NextGen in Franchising competition.
Provide reassurance to those entering franchising that any member displaying the logo of the Franchise Association of New Zealand
is serious and has undertaken to practice in a fair and reasonable manner.
Stewart Germann is past chairman of the Franchise Association of New Zealand
and a lawyer practicing in Auckland.
The Franchise Association of New Zealand
(FANZ) has instead proposed separate stand-alone legislation governed by the Commerce Commission be put in place - based on the Australian model of compulsory compliance with a statutory code, including mediation and minimum disclosure, qualification standards and a registration system.
According to the 2003 Survey of Franchising organised by the Franchise Association of New Zealand and sponsored by the National Bank, the sector is worth over $6.
Although the stereotypical profile of a successful franchisee is that of a middle aged person, coming out of the corporate world who has enough capital behind them to buy a franchise licence, more and more young people are also stepping out as franchisees," says Simon Lord, editor of Franchise New Zealand magazine, and past chairman of the Franchise Association of New Zealand.
Simon Lord, Chairman, Franchise Association of New Zealand
Phillips Fox does support the work of the Franchise Association of New Zealand and has been a member in the past.
A snapshot by research company Colmar Brunton, commissioned by the Franchise Association of New Zealand, neatly summarises some of the key themes facing the industry.
The Franchise Association of New Zealand represents about a third of all franchise systems in New Zealand.
Thankfully Trade New Zealand is starting to become more involved as they see the benefit of exporting our intellectual property [or services) and securing foreign exchange earnings," says Mike Ray, the Franchise Association of New Zealand
board member responsible for exporting.